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  1. Ever growing amount of data - how to get reliable performance patterns

    The amount of digital borne data is growing significantly over the last years, still growing. How to to keep track and get predictable query performance? What is the best way to gain insight out of this wast amounts of data?

    3 votes
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    • Implementing System Center Service Manager 2010 - ITIL and MOF frameworks best practices

      Based on real scenarios, the session discuss how System Center Service Manager 2010 built-in best practices from frameworks like MOF, ITIL, COBIT, and ISO provides a powerful vehicle for reducing IT costs, improving end-user service, and supporting compliance throughout an organization.
      This session discuss how to build SCSM configuration management database (CMDB) and how to better integrate the processes that automatically connects knowledge and information from System Center Operations Manager, System Center Configuration Manager and Active Directory.

      149 votes
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      • IE8 and Windows 7: Common Roadblocks, Alternatives and Options to...

        IE8 and Windows 7: Common Roadblocks, Alternatives and Options to Clear the Application Compatibility Hurdles: Moving from Windows XP and IE6 to Windows 7 and IE8 can have some hurdles, especially around application compatibility. Share what’s worked, what’s in progress and what is still a challenge for your implementations. Find out the most challenging, yet critical applications and ways to make them work on Windows 7 and IE8. Discuss alternatives that can simplify your migration and share best practices that have worked for other enterprises.

        17 votes
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        • Migrating Your Applications to Microsoft App-V: The Good, The Bad, and The Incompatible

          The cost savings and reliability benefits of moving applications to Microsoft App-V are well known. But many IT teams are reluctant to do it because of the time and costs associated with such a large project. This session will explore the potential pitfalls and best practices for moving applications to Microsoft App-V. What elements make up a successful project plan? What are the issues with sequencing? How can you tell which applications make good candidates for App-V conversion and which don't? How should you handle 64-bit applications? Come share your stories and hear from others about what works and what…

          209 votes
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          • Big changes ahead the IT: How does cloud computing will change the work force?

            The session discuss how cloud computing and related technologies will impact the IT workforce.
            Virtualization, SaaS and unified communications combined with greater force mobility triggers a "transformation of the desktop" enabling device-agnostic service delivery.
            Widespread transaction automation and outsourcing, and the resulting shift in retained skills, mean almost everyone is becoming a knowledge worker.
            Fewer than 25% of employees currently within IT will remain.
            CIO face the choice of expanding to lead a business shared services group, or seeing their position shrink to manage technology delivery.

            205 votes
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            • Superhero Strategies to Protecting SharePoint 2010

              Many organizations rely on Microsoft SharePoint to manage content and aid collaboration. It has become their tool of choice because of its flexibility. However, this flexibility doesn’t come without challenges. Since a SharePoint farm can grow organically, backing up and restoring of all of its components in a consistent fashion is significantly more challenging than backing up closed, static files. In this session, we will share strategies for protecting and recovering collaboration infrastructures, including SharePoint 2003, 2007 and 2010. Participants should walk away with a feeling that they can save the day if disaster ever strikes.

              23 votes
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              • How are lessons learned from OS migration affecting the lifecycle of application deployment?

                Discuss the changing view of application migration work from being a sunk cost to a mechanism for ongoing efficiency. Have packaging processes changed? Have virtualization technologies been introducted to help ease the migration? If so, what impact has this had on timelines and skills required for your ongoing packaging process lifecycle? Have the remediation issues detected during a migration project had an impact on software procurement and assessement?

                12 votes
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                • Reducing cost while improving performance when deploying server virtualization

                  Provisioning new VMs should not take hours. Technologies including thin and rapid provisioning can reduce costs while improve performance. Using these technologies you can rapidly deploy new VMs while reducing the overall deployment time down from hours to minutes. Technolgies exist today that can help reclaim 90% of an enterprise's time and space for a more efficient data center.

                  138 votes
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                  • The virtual desktop (VDI) storage challenge

                    VDI implementations are characterized by write intensive random I/O patterns. Vasts amount of expensive high performance storage is typically deployed to properly sustain a sizable VDI deployment. As a result the cost per virtual desktop instance is often prohibitively high - the storage costs being one of the main obstacles to the wider VDI acceptance. The BOF session will cover various software approaches to drastically reduce the size and cost of storage while maintaining and even improving performance of scalable VDI implementations.

                    119 votes
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                    • SBS 7: New opportunities & challenges for IT Pros and Developers

                      The new version of Small Business Server is here (almost). IT Professionals can now use the 2010 version of Exchange Server and Developers could start to play with Sharepoint Foundation Server 2010. Reporting Services are also present. IT Professionals have a new challenge to master Sharepoint Administration and Developers can create solutions for Sharerpoint. Both worlds must learn to communicate and collaborate. Do you think that this is possible? Come to this session to discuss your ideas with an IT Professional and a Developer. This session is addressed to both worlds, share your thoughts through this great discussion!

                      213 votes
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                      • New Crusade: How the IT will help Universities to survive the economic crisis!

                        The purpose of this theme is conveying ideas to overcome the economic crisis through hardware and software. We can do more with hardware and software to help find solutions more economical. The Green IT and many solutions already exist and are being implemented, but discussing with the public can find more ways, ideas, strategies to try with less money to make at least the same.This is a current problem that faculties and universities are facing and trying to solve.

                        15 votes
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                        • Systematic Approaches to Project Wide Refactoring

                          We've all seen refactoring sessions that deal with the very granular means of refactoring code, but how do you get started? What do you do on day 1 when you are faced with a project wide refactoring job, Something like a VB6 to C# 4.0 project? Lets get together and discuss ways in which we can tackle such projects. Lets also talk about the correctness continuum, where about on that line should we be aiming for when refactoring on this scale? What part do functional decomposition and sub-tree refactoring indices play? Do you have an opinion? Are you just curious?…

                          45 votes
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                          • Data Mining the Social Web

                            With so much customer interaction happening on social web sites right now, companies need to know what kind of information they can extract from them. Can we work out where our customers are? What they want, as a group, from our products? Can we apply qualitative measures to the information we can mine? Let's get together and discuss this and see if we can gain some business benefit from social networks.

                            47 votes
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                            • Migrating Applications to Windows 7: Lessons Learned From Project Planning through to Deployment

                              If you aren't moving your company to Windows 7 this year, you probably will be in 2011. Most experts agree that migrating your application portfolio to Windows 7 is the most difficult and time-consuming phase of the project. This session will explore the potential pitfalls and best practices for moving applications to Windows 7. What elements belong in any successful project plan? How should you handle application compatibility testing? Are the issues different if you are migrating from Windows XP or Windows Vista? How are you handling 64-bit applications? Should you simultaneously move applications to Microsoft App-V? What applications should…

                              202 votes
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                              • Multiple SharePoint Sessions - Recording

                                I think these sessions would be great to record for my SharePoint podcast, The Moss Show (http://www.themossshow.com/), so it would be great to be involved in any sessions related to the product.

                                2 votes
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                                • Planning Out Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Deployment

                                  Exchange Server 2010 brings a great new set of technologies, so what should we do in order to plan our deployment? We discuss different implementation strategies the choice between on-premise deployment, hosted service, or both server roles configuration and placement depending on the companies infrastructure, availability, security, compliance, and other requirements. In this session we share our experiences and discuss how to plan new deployment of Exchange Server 2010 as well as coexistence scenarios with previous versions.

                                  12 votes
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                                  • Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 High Availability and Disaster Recovery Planning

                                    Microsoft Exchange Server is a business-critical system for many organizations. Are you prepared to respond to the challenges of managing its reliability and availability? What are your plans and experiences regarding high availability technologies such as Network Load Balancing and Database Availability Groups? What are your backup procedures and how about the domain controllers and communication devices availability? And at the end, have you tested your solutions and strategies at all? In this BOF session share your experiences, discuss, and learn from others about high availability and disaster recovery in Microsoft Exchange Server.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Behaviour Driven Development In The Enterprise

                                      In the majority of enterprises, the development effort is focused upon "value" to be delivered to the various consumers of that development effort. This can be captured as the behaviours to be exhibited by the application in the ubiquitous Given When Then language of Behaviour Driven Development.

                                      BDD is a relative newcomer to our ever-growing collection of three letter acronyms. This session will be a discussion of some of the benefits and issues in implementing it in the enterprise. Such as:

                                      What benefits do we see from "defining done"?
                                      Who writes these features & scenarios?
                                      Are the features/scenarios "living" documents? …

                                      118 votes
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                                      • Entity Framework 4: Tips and tricks

                                        I often audit code using Entity Framework. In this session, I proposed to share you most frequent mistakes I showed and tips and tricks I identified.

                                        63 votes
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                                        • Shoot your System Center questions!

                                          Come and join us during this BoF on System Center. Time to sit down with fellow System Center users, share your experiences and issues with System Center in the real world and got them solved!
                                          If you have some System center related questions but never dared to ask or found no one to answer them this is a BoF you wouldn’t want to miss! Come join Simon Skinner, Maarten Goet and Alexandre Verkinderen to discuss lessons learned around System Center in general in an Open Forum discussion.

                                          101 votes
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